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Best boxed broth?


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Best boxed broth?

rworange | Apr 14, 2007 08:43 AM

I noticed at the market that Swanson has organic chicken and beef broth. In fact, a lot of box broths are going natural.

Ok, first point. Yes, making your own is the best, so that’s conceded.

But it is nice to have few backup boxes for those times you run out. I’m likely to make chicken broth, but not so likely to make beef, seafood or veggie broth. I have just so much freezer space and time.

Swanson doesn’t list the ingredients on-line, but still has a lot of stuff in there that seems unnecessary. It is like the company would have a panic attack if the ingredients listed was less that 10.

Kitchen Basics seemed to be the most … well, basic. Just the essentials for the broth.

Wolfgang Puck has some out there, and ingredient-wise it was between Swanson and Kitchen Basics

I haven’t seen it, but searching around I found the Copper Stockpot site.

They trash other ‘natural and organic’ brands by listing the junk others put in their broths that Copper Stockpot does not.

What about …

Pacific Foods?

Savory Choice?

What about "Better Than Bouillon" … concentrated pastes that can be used instead of boxed broth or bouillon cubes. The advantage being you can control the concentration of the broth. Not sure what is in there though, ingredient-wise.

So what would be the best broth to stash away … any others that are good besides those listed above?

Also, are the broths good across the product line? Maybe someone with a good chicken broth has a bad veggie broth.

I tried a few organic broths a few years ago and they didn’t taste like much. The non organic broths usually taste mainly of salt. The canned broths taste usually of metal.

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